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Call for papers: Towards Experimental Macroecology

Global environmental changes are affecting biological systems across the planet, but limited understanding of ecological dynamics and feedbacks hampers predictive understanding of such effects. Macroecology (“the ecology of large scales”) has long...

Call for papers - Disease Ecology

Ecography is putting together a special issue on Disease Ecology, with a focus on the application of modern tools and methods from biogeography and macroecology to the study of host–pathogen interactions, including plant, animal and human diseases, as...

Factors influencing transferability in species distribution models

Photo by M. G. Betts.

 

By Josée S. Rousseau and Matthew G. Betts

Predicting the abundance of birds across large geographical areas is essential for sound conservation planning. However, as the saying goes...

Restoration special issue

Through its Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030), the United Nations calls upon our global community to massively upscale the recovery of degraded nature, in order to fight our climate and biodiversity crises more effectively....

The power of individuals: species-averaged trait response cannot represent community-wide patterns

Figure 1. Aerial view of the Thousand Island Lake islands at daybreak. Photo by Pan Jingcao.

By Shilu Zheng, Raphael K. Didham, Mingjian Yu, Bruce L. Webber

Looking for patterns in the morphological features of...

Long-term changes in flowering synchrony reflect climatic changes across an elevational gradient

Figure 1. Some flowering species found in Finger Rock Canyon. (a) Allium macropetalum, (b) Uropappus lindleyi, (c) Portulaca umbraticola subsp. lanceolata, (d) Claytonia perfoliata, (e) Mammillaria grahamii, (f) ...

Individual-based distribution modelling with RangeShifter

Figure 1. A dispersal heatmap showing how often each cell was part of an individual dispersal trajectory, overlaid on a patch-based landscape. All dispersers started from the large patch on the center left. Find out how to generate results like this with our RangeShifter...

New R Tools to Acquire, Manage, Visualize, and Cite Occurrence Data

Protea cynaroides, King Protea. Our favorite test case as we developed occCite. Photo courtesy of Hannah Owens.

By Hannah L. Owens and Jamie M. Kass, on behalf of all co-authors

There are...

Exposure of mammal genetic diversity to mid-21st century global change

 

By Spyros Theodoridis

Climate and land-use change are accelerating and taking their toll on all aspects of biodiversity, from genes, to species, to ecosystems. In response to...

New Forum Editor: Barry Brook

Please welcome our new Forum editor: Barry Brook!

Barry Brook is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Chair of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Tasmania. His research focuses on wildlife ecology, the impacts of land...

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